Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Take the Step

[Jesus] said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus.
                                                                              Matthew 14:29

Perhaps the boat you need to get out of is your past. Sometimes we get so addicted to murmuring about the past and blaming the past for everything that we miss our whole future. You’re not going to enjoy your future, and you’re not going to enjoy your right now, if all you can do is be guilty and ashamed and afraid of your past. What is it that you’re afraid somebody will find out that will cause them to turn against you?
Anything you have to keep hidden has power over you. You are not going to ever be free if you just keep running away from your past. You have to confront and deal with it. No one is going to come along and do it for you. Jesus is calling you out of the boat. God has given you His power, and His Spirit is dwelling in you, so you can do things that are hard to do. You can do anything you need to do. He isn’t going to get into your boat and make you feel better. Get it out of your system. Get out of the boat of your past.

Lord, I will not stay stuck in my past. By your grace, the past has been forgiven, and I have a new life in You. If there’s something in my past that needs to be dealt with, show me how to do it in the right way. Amen.


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